Chapter 5: Lean Thinking

This chapter discusses how to improve organizational efficiencies and value by applying Lean development practices across all value creation and value delivery activities.

Scrum is a well-defined and optimized framework at the small project team level. However, the addition of multiple development teams, products, and customers quickly introduces complex dynamics that the original Scrum Guide does not address. In effect, the life cycle of the product development function becomes a very complex system at larger scales.

The application of Lean development principles focuses organizational resources on improving customer value, eliminating waste, improving the flow of work, building only what is wanted as its needed, and ...

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